Hinton Ampner Garden



Hemerocallis citrina

Yellow Day Lily

Location:

The South Border

Description:

A hardy perennial producing elegant, usually trumpet-like blooms in summer. Each plant produces many flowers from June to August.

Site and Care:

Daylilies thrive in well-drained, fertile soil, but will tolerate poorer soils and heavy clay in sun or partial shade and will benefit from a winter mulch.There is no particular need to deadhead after flowering, but this will improve their appearance, and can help reduce infestations of hemerocallis gall midge. Large clumps can be divided in spring or autumn, replanting 10-15cm (4-6in) wide sections 30cm (1ft) apart.